Micheal Ray Nguyen Stevenson, better known by his stage name Tyga, is a well-known American rapper. Born of mixed Vietnamese-Jamaican parents, Tyga was influenced by a low socioeconomic background and street life during his childhood. His cousin introduced him to rap music that made a major impact on his life and encouraged him to take up music as a profession. There are various stories about the origin of his nick name, Tyga. He made it big with his music albums and mixtapes made in collaboration with other big names in the world of rap. His music videos are known for explicit scenes and deep meaning lyrics. He has also produced and acted in a few adult movies. His career has had its ups and downs with a Grammy nomination and Much Music Video Award on one hand with several legal issues on the other. His personal life has also been turbulent, with a string of girlfriends and a son born out of marriage. After three successful albums, his fourth album had problems being released. He has a number of friends in the rapping circle and fans on social media who wish him well.Micheal was born on November 19, 1989 in Compton, California, where he lived with his Vietnamese and Jamaican parents till the age of 11, after which they moved to Gardena, California.
It is said that he got his nick name, Tyga, from his mother calling him Tiger Woods. It also stands for ’Thank You God Always’. He claims to have been brought up in the low socioeconomic area of Compton, though there is some footage of his parents moving around in expensive cars and living a lavish lifestyle. Tyga has been satirical about his upbringing.
His cousin, Travis McCoy, was a member of Gym Class Heroes who introduced Tyga to music and rap in particular. He was influenced by Fabolous, Eminem, Cam’ron and other rappers that motivated him to enter local rap contests with his friends from school. They also posted songs made by them on online chat rooms and became popular.Tyga has had a number of affairs. His first relationship was with Kiely Williams in 2006 followed by a brief stint with Chanel Iman in 2009.Tyga has a son, King Cairo Stevenson, with Blac Chyna, who appeared in his video ‘Rack City’. Cairo was born in October 2012, after which the couple got engaged and moved to a mansion in Calabasas, California. However, the relationship broke up in 2014 and both moved on their separate ways.
It did not take him long to start dating reality star Kylie Jenner, the youngest scion of the Kardashian dynasty, in 2014. Their on and off relationship went sour and ended in 2017 due to a considerable age difference between the two. Kylie was just 16 when they started dating while he was way beyond 20.
Recently, he has been seen with Jordan Ozuna who looks very much like Jenner. However, the couple has not confirmed that there is anything between them and his present status is single.
He has a reputation of lashing out at people when he is angry and is known to be nasty at times. He displayed this trait when he lashed out at Young Money Entertainment on social media for holding his album hostage. Recently in an interview he called Nick Minaj a fake and made no bones about not liking him.